mayoral elections

Remove barriers to mayoral elections

We are disappointed by the stay order on the mayoral by-polls necessitated by the untimely death of Mayor Annis. There is much work that needs to be done in Dhaka City, and we wonder if the Court needs three months to adjudicate a case like this.

August 1, 2018
August 1, 2018

Three city polls replicate the previous two

While we are happy that the three city mayoral elections have come to an end with little violence, they were, as we had feared, simply the iteration of the Khulna and Gazipur polls. They bear nearly all the hallmarks—from ballot stuffing to expelling election agents—of a heavily manipulated election.

January 19, 2018
January 19, 2018

Remove barriers to mayoral elections

We are disappointed by the stay order on the mayoral by-polls necessitated by the untimely death of Mayor Annis. There is much work that needs to be done in Dhaka City, and we wonder if the Court needs three months to adjudicate a case like this.

May 8, 2015
May 8, 2015

Puppeteers go in different directions

Overwhelmed by the vociferous postmortem of the city corporation polls, two footfalls on the cityscape have gone unnoticed, unappreciated, as though coming and going on stealth.

May 1, 2015
May 1, 2015

Yes We Con

THE handsome, charismatic and successful young men join hands and smile for the perfect photo.

April 30, 2015
April 30, 2015

See no evil, hear no evil…..

IT is difficult to accept the comments of the CEC that the three city corporation elections were held in a fair and peaceful manner and that there were no threats or anomalies.

April 30, 2015
April 30, 2015

Unprecedented attack on journalists

IT is disquieting to see that the media was conspicuously barred from properly covering the city polls.

April 30, 2015
April 30, 2015

Witnessing another ELECTION CHARADE

STUFFING of ballot boxes whether in national or local elections is nothing new in Bangladesh.

April 29, 2015
April 29, 2015

POLL TALK

Experts and observers share their views on the electoral proceedings of the City Corporation Elections and their implications for the political climate of the country with The Daily Star.

April 28, 2015
April 28, 2015

EXCLUSIVE: Vote rigging at Kamalapur (video)

Supporters of Awami League-backed mayoral and councilor candidates stuffed ballot boxes indiscriminately driving out poling agents of BNP-backed candidates from a polling booth at Kamalapur Sher-e Bangla Railway High School Centre-1 today.

April 28, 2015
April 28, 2015

Every citizen should be able to cast vote: Bernicat

US Ambassador in Dhaka Marcia Stephens Bloom Bernicat says every citizen who came out today to cast their vote should be able to do that.